Aaron wrote:Jesus did not go around speaking out against all the prostitues and other lowly sinners of his day, why aren't you following his example? I keep hearing this. It seems I should be tolerant just like Jesus was. I have to disagree with this 100 percent. Yes Jesus would mingle with people such as those but they knew, everyone knew, what they were doing was wrong. He was showing all that his gift was not just for the "religious" it was for everyone. His goal was never to make thier sin seem less like sin, it was to reveal it completely for what it was and then offer the incredible gift of forgiveness. Still not convinced? Take a look at Jesus' reaction in the temple. He knew what they were doing was wrong, but they thought it was okay. Notice he didn't show them the same comforting shoulder he showed all those horrible sinners. He made it very clear that what they were doing was wrong, he left no room for uncertainty. I think Jesus would do the same in our generation. It always seems that Jesus stands for the exact opposite of what the world stands for. Yeah I think he would be at the forefront making sure people understood homosexuality was wrong, along with adultery, stealing music, not lying, not putting people ahead of material things, porn and many other things. Yet I suspect he would be the first to forgive a terrorist, a rapist, a child molester or a wife beater.
Of course Jesus would condemn homosexuality because Jesus is the Word. The Word comes from God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, and thus, God the Son. He also said; "What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight."
So the secular world isn't doing any favors to homosexuals by leading them straight on the path to hell.